Ammonium Lactate for Eczema

Ammonium Lactate can be used in the treatment of the dry and scaly skin that is often associated with eczema. Ammonium Lactate for eczema is also good for easing the itchiness that comes along with the skin condition. The cream will up the level of moisture in the skin of patients who have eczema.

As a disclaimer, while we do our best to make sure all info is accurate, check with your healthcare provider before attempting any new treatment.

How To Use Ammonium Lactate Cream for Eczema

Shake the bottle vigorously before applying a thin layer of the medication to the areas of the flesh that are affected by eczema. Most of the time you should use this cream on a daily base and rub it into the skin until is fully absorbed.

Do not get the cream in your eyes, near your lips, or anywhere inside your mouth or your nostrils. You should avoid the area in and around the vagina and any spots where the skin is broken. If you apply the Ammonium Lactate to the face or on any area of skin that is extremely dry or chapped, there may be a burning or stinging sensation for a short period. If you have recently shaved in the area where you need to apply the cream, you will experience burning as well. It will subside with time-lapse.

Possible Side Effects From Ammonium Lactate

Along with the possibility of stinging and burning, there may be patches of redness where the cream is applied. If these effects do not go away or they continue to get worse you should contact your doctor. If your physician has directed you to use this cream, it is in his/her best judgment that the benefits you will receive from using the Ammonium Lactate will outweigh any of the side effects you may experience. Most people using the cream don’t have any serious issues as a result of its use. The more serious side effects are:

  • darkening of the patch where the cream has been applied
  • lightening of the patch where the cream has been applied
  • small red dots on the skin where the cream was applied

Allergic reactions to this cream are rare but you should get immediate attention if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • itching accompanied by swelling (particularly if in the face, the tongue, or the throat)
  • dizziness resulting in fainting
  • difficulty breathing


Before you use Ammonium Lactate you should tell your doctor what allergies you have and ask if it is safe for you to use the cream. It may have ingredients in it that are inactive that can cause allergic reactions. You should let your doctor know if you have a history of wounds or sores forming on your skin easily.

Ammonium Lactate can make you prone to sun sensitivity. You should limit the amount of time spent outside in direct sunlight. Do not utilize tanning booths or beds, or sunlamps. You should use sunscreen if you are going to be outside or wear clothes that will protect the areas of your skin where you are applying the Ammonium Lactate. If you get a sunburn or your skin is blistered after being in the sun, you should contact your physician.

Ammonium Lactate should only be used during pregnancy if your doctor advises that you use it. It is unknown whether or not the ingredients of the cream can get into your breast milk, so you should consult your pediatrician before using it if you are a lactating mother.